RIP: Chris Duke

Exeter and Horspath riders paid tribute to a former Aces rider at Cofton Road last weekend, when a minute of sustained applause was held in recognition of Chris Duke, who lost his battle with cancer last week. Since the 1980s, Chris Duke was known throughout the region as a courageous rider who battled with disability to compete in the sport […]

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MATCH REPORT: Last heat decider as Aces lose out in thriller

For the second consecutive weekend, the Exeter Aces were narrowly defeated in a thrilling SSW league encounter at Cofton Road. Despite an inspired challenge, against strong opponents, the Aces lost by a single point and it was a penultimate race exclusion for Exeter’s Aaron Herbert which brought the event to a controversial climax. Despite an untimely Zac Payne fall in […]

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MATCH REPORT: Narrow defeat for Exeter against Newport

Exeter Aces were narrowly defeated by reigning league champions Newport, in a thrilling SW&W league encounter at Cofton Road last weekend. The Aces took an early lead, by taking advantage after the exclusion of Newport’s Sean Bennett for foul riding in heat 3. Exeter built on this lead, with Craig Nethercott, Dan Winchester, Owen Tidball and Connor Tucker all achieving […]

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MATCH REPORT: Nowacki back as Horspath put hammer down

On a bright but breezy afternoon, Exeter Aces were the latest team to take on the significantly strengthened Horspath Hammers squad around the tight technical track. From the off the new look Hammers raced in to an early lead with race wins from Jake Neighbour, the returning from exile David Liebermann and ever improving youngster Jack Ellis. Aaron Herbert was […]

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MATCH REPORT: Aces triumph over spirited Robins in Spring Cup

Despite a spirited Swindon effort, the Aces started 2017 with an emphatic win over their Wiltshire rivals, for whom only former World Champion Steve Harris offered any major resistance with 4 heat wins. He was well supported by former Aces’ rider Andrew Yard who notched a couple of decent second places. Aaron Herbert was the first Aces rider to defeat Harris […]

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RIDER NEWS: Hookway up for “Ride of the Year”

Exeter’s European and British Women’s champion, Lauren Hookway is flying the flag for Cycle Speedway in British Cycling’s “Ride of the Year”, where she is up against the likes of Olympian Jason Kenny. Hookway faces tough competition against some huge names in cycling, but her success of being crowned European champion at Poole this year was noticed by the top brass at British […]

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NOTICE: Exeter Aces v Horspath Hammers – Match cancelled

Saturday’s re-scheduled SSW league fixture between Exeter Aces and Horspath Hammers has been cancelled. Unfortunately, Horspath are unable to raise a team for this fixture and, this week, the Oxford club regretfully informed Exeter of their unavailability to travel to Devon on Saturday afternoon. This is a disappointment for the Devon club, who enjoyed a visit to Horspath earlier this […]

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CLUB NEWS: Newport take the Rosebowl

Newport “Dig It Landscapes” Cycle Speedway team have won the coveted South and South Wales Rosebowl competition, after beating Swindon, Exeter and Hellingly in a well contested meeting at Marsh Barton, Exeter. Newport suffered a tapes exclusion in their second race, but this did not effect them a great deal, as wins from Carmichael, Harrold, Davies and Bennett gave them an […]

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MATCH REPORT: Mould and Hookway claim first British titles

Wednesfield’s Ben Mould and Exeter’s Lauren Hookway became British Champions for the first time in a dramatic day at Exeter on Bank Holiday Monday in the British Individual Championships. The 2016 Open Final saw two former champions withdraw before a wheel was turned. Four time champion Lee Aris, who qualified from the Southampton semi-final, withdrew following a recurrence of a back […]

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